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ERIC Number: EJ1035555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
Nora Virus Transmission in "Drosophila Melanogaster": An Investigation to Teach Viral Infection and Prophylaxis to Biology Students
Weatherred, Wayland; Carlson, Darby J.; Carlson, Kimberly A.
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v40 n1 p11-15 May 2014
Proper hand hygiene accompanied with environmental surface disinfection provides a comprehensive approach to control and prevent respiratory and gastrointestinal illness in schools, hospitals, work environments, and the home. The persistent non-pathogenic Nora virus common in "Drosophila melanogaster" provides a horizontally transmitted virus that students can research and design an experiment testing prophylaxis techniques for viral infection and pathogenic diseases. Students use inquiry-based methods to perform an experiment, analyze data, and draw conclusions on viral inactivation from disinfectant use on Nora virus in "D. melanogaster."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Research Resources (NIH/DHHS); National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: 5P20RR016469|8P20GM103427